Linguistics Department

Kristin Denlinger


Courses


LIN 372L • Syntax/Sem: Struc/Mean Utternc

40630 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PMA 5.116

In this course we study the syntax and semantics of human language. Syntax is concerned with how words are combined to form sentences.  Semantics is concerned with what the words mean, what the sentences mean, and how the meaning of a sentence is constructed from the meanings of the words in it. We will survey and analyze syntactic and semantic phenomena from a variety of the world’s languages.  This will reveal interesting patterns lurking within human languages— despite their sometimes chaotic surface appearance.  We will also discover surprising similarities across seemingly diverse languages.  The ultimate goal is to understand how language works.   

LIN 306 • Intro To Study Of Language-Wb

39065 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
SB

This course will introduce you to linguistics, the scientific study of language. How are human languages structured? Do humans have an innate capacity for language? How do children learn language? How is adult language learning different? How did the languages of the world evolve? What are the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication? Is there a "universal grammar"? How diverse and different are the languages of the world? How much does "language endangerment" and language extinction around the world affect global cultural diversity? Should every country have one "official" language? Are standard languages preferable to regional dialects? In short, this class is about everything you always wanted to know about language, and maybe a few things you never even thought to ask.

 

 

LIN F306 • Intro To The Study Of Language

81150 • Summer 2020
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM
Two-way Interactive Video
SB

This course will introduce you to linguistics, the scientific study of language. How are human languages structured? Do humans have an innate capacity for language? How do children learn language? How is adult language learning different? How did the languages of the world evolve? What are the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication? Is there a "universal grammar"? How diverse and different are the languages of the world? How much does "language endangerment" and language extinction around the world affect global cultural diversity? Should every country have one "official" language? Are standard languages preferable to regional dialects? In short, this class is about everything you always wanted to know about language, and maybe a few things you never even thought to ask

 

Texts
Fromkin, Rodman, & Hyams. An Introduction to Language. 9th edition

LIN 306 • Intro To The Study Of Language

39665 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RLP 0.104
SB

This course will introduce you to linguistics, the scientific study of language. How are human languages structured? Do humans have an innate capacity for language? How do children learn language? How is adult language learning different? How did the languages of the world evolve? What are the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication? Is there a "universal grammar"? How diverse and different are the languages of the world? How much does "language endangerment" and language extinction around the world affect global cultural diversity? Should every country have one "official" language? Are standard languages preferable to regional dialects? In short, this class is about everything you always wanted to know about language, and maybe a few things you never even thought to ask.

 

 

LIN 306 • Intro To The Study Of Language

39250 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM RLP 1.108
SB

This course will introduce you to linguistics, the scientific study of language. How are human languages structured? Do humans have an innate capacity for language? How do children learn language? How is adult language learning different? How did the languages of the world evolve? What are the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication? Is there a "universal grammar"? How diverse and different are the languages of the world? How much does "language endangerment" and language extinction around the world affect global cultural diversity? Should every country have one "official" language? Are standard languages preferable to regional dialects? In short, this class is about everything you always wanted to know about language, and maybe a few things you never even thought to ask.

 

 

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  • Department of Linguistics

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street STOP B5100
    Robert L. Patton Hall (RLP) 4.304
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-1701